Linda Sims Obituary

Linda Jo Sims
Linda J. Sims
Linda Jo Sims

February 12, 1949 - November 18, 2010
Born in Oakley, KS
Resided in Clive, IA
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Linda J. Sims, 61, died Thursday, November 18, 2010, at her home, with her husband and three children at her side.

Linda was born in Oakley, KS, to Wight and Lillian Sims, February 12, 1949.

Linda held a number of professional positions in the Des Moines area; the last 12 years Linda worked for Iowa Foundation for Medical Care.

Linda married J. Dan Smeltzer June 6, 1970, in Oakley, KS. In addition to Dan, Linda is survived by three children, Emily K. Smeltzer, Nicholas A. Smeltzer, and Andrew D. Smeltzer, all of the Des Moines area. Linda is also survived by sister Lana Etling and her family of Lincoln, NE, Bill Sims and his family of Lawrence, KS, Joyce Young and her family of Austin, TX, and Brett Sims and his family, of Houston, TX.

At the request of Linda there will be no public service.

The family wishes to thank Iowa Health Hospice, in particular Laura, Shannon, and Terri, for their brief but so very kind and compassionate care. The family also wishes to thank Dr. Tom Buroker and his staff for their thoughtful and tender care of Linda.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to John Stoddard Cancer Center or the American Cancer Society.





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